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Shake-up of English language requirements go live in February

Changes makes it easier for overseas nurses to pass English language exam to work in the UK

Nurse colposcopist Nicola Anderson and colleagues at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Cervical smears at work help busy nurses who struggle to keep screening appointments

Nurse set up screening service for NHS colleagues to help them prioritise their own health

‘Come on the nurses, I’m on your side!’ says Rod Stewart

Sir Rod speaks out on conditions in the NHS that are ‘heartbreaking for the nurses’

Multicoloured trays holding syringes used in anaethesia

Reducing drugs errors: would colour-coded trays help nurses avoid mistakes?

Researchers found the dishes made it easier to select the correct item and to spot errors

Nurses’ COVID-19 deaths ruled as industrial disease by coroner

Campaigners hope ruling paves way for better financial support for nurses with long-COVID

Pink wooden blocks lined up to spell the word 'menopause'

Menopause leave in the NHS: hopes dashed for trial of structured time off

Offer of special time off could have boosted retention of highly experienced nurses

Irish passport

UK nurses could face difficulty working in Ireland after changes to NMC standards

Regulator’s amendments may affect UK nurses practising in EU countries, says council member

Lucy Letby

Lucy Letby offered to take photos of baby she had murdered, trial told

Neonatal nurse offered to take pictures of parents bathing dead baby, says prosecution

Woman holding a young child standing next to a window

Nursing student on brink of quitting after childcare benefits cut

Red tape means cut in childcare support while she works 12-hours days on understaffed wards

Nursing education changes will help more students to qualify

Amendments to NMC education programme standards include more simulated practice learning

Strikers at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield last week

Strikes making workloads more challenging, says NHS chief executive

NHS England’s Amanda Pritchard says effect of action by nurses and other staff is obvious

Learning disability nursing omitted from new Welsh training places

Government’s investment in the health service workforce welcomed, but there are concerns

NHS faces biggest strike in its history as unions announce 6 February walkout

Ambulance workers will join nurses on the picket line unless government agrees to talks

Nurses’ strike live: news and pictures from the picket lines on day four

Defying freezing weather, nurses stage fresh strike to demand fair pay and safe staffing

Voices from a nurses’ picket line: the pressures that are driving us closer to quitting

Many nurses say they struggle to cope amid long shifts without a break and appalling pay

Nursing students tell of shedding tears over staffing crisis

Students on picket line say pressures make it hard to learn, nurses too busy to teach them

Nurses’ strike: news and pictures from the third round of industrial action

Nurses across England brave cold to stand on picket lines in third day of historic strikes

'We're not asking for much': nurses’ emotional plea as strikes continue

Nurses in Sheffield remain resolute in their fight for fair pay and patient safety

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